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Gazette opinion: Classes for 4-year-olds would pay off for Montana

Gazette opinion: Classes for 4-year-olds would pay off for Montana

Children who aren’t ready for kindergarten when they start school sometimes never catch up with their classmates – even with extra help.

October 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Addison Boyce, 6, meets her teacher Mrs. Gibson

Addison Boyce, 6, meets her teacher Mrs. Gibson

Addison Boyce, 6, and her mother Katie Boyce meet Addison's kindergarten teacher Linda Gibson, left, Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.

August 25, 2014 8:11 pmLoading…
The Jasper family walks to their vehicle

The Jasper family walks to their vehicle

The Jasper family walks back to their vehicle after meeting their sons' Liam, 5, left, and Jack's, 5, right, kindergarten teachers Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.

August 25, 2014 8:11 pmLoading…
Brian Veasman helps his daughter Evelyn

Brian Veasman helps his daughter Evelyn

Brian Veasman helps his daughter Evelyn Veasman, 5, cut out the shape of her hand on a piece of paper for a later school activityl Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.

August 25, 2014 8:11 pmLoading…
Parents and kids check teacher assignments

Parents and kids check teacher assignments

Parents and kids check to see who their teachers will be for the school year Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.

August 25, 2014 8:11 pmLoading…
Laila Ronquillo meets her teacher Mrs. Burckley

Laila Ronquillo meets her teacher Mrs. Burckley

Kindergarten teacher Kristin Burckley introduces herself to new student Laila Ronquillo, 5, left, Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.

August 25, 2014 8:11 pmLoading…
Russ Herring helps his son trace his hand

Russ Herring helps his son trace his hand

Russ Herring, right, traces his son Rivers's hand on a piece of paper for a later kindergarten activity Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.

August 25, 2014 8:11 pmLoading…
Charlotte's parents give encouragement

Charlotte's parents give encouragement

Zachary and Megan Cooper encourage their daughter Charlotte Cooper, 5, that she will make plenty of new friends Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.

August 25, 2014 8:11 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Educating 4-year-olds pays off for Lockwood

Gazette opinion: Educating 4-year-olds pays off for Lockwood

While Gov. Steve Bullock travels the state pitching his plan for making pre-kindergarten available to all 4-year-old Montanans, he should stop in Lockwood to see what a difference pre-K makes for kids.

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Guest opinion: Montana must invest in quality early childhood services

It’s not rocket science: People are the Washington Companies’ competitive advantage. I suspect most successful business owners will tell you the same. Products and services are critical. So are efficiency-enhancing systems and technologies. But the people who are part of the Washington Compa…

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Gazette opinion: Head Start needs local help more than ever

In the summer of 2011, members of Congress and President Barack Obama agreed to a deal was supposed to force compromises on federal spending and revenue policy to avoid across-the-board budget cuts. Republicans and Democrats failed to compromise, so Americans now are seeing cuts even in prog…

June 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Now is time to support Billings' future

Gazette opinion: Now is time to support Billings' future

Two dozen kids’ coats hang neatly in the tiny closet of Shelly Dunbar’s classroom. But there’s no room to hang backpacks, so the packs are stacked on the floor.

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Gillette schools spark long lines for kindergarten

Gillette schools spark long lines for kindergarten

GILLETTE, Wyo. — As the first sunlight of the day began to break over the south end of Gillette, parents hoping to get their children into kindergarten classes at Buffalo Ridge Elementary huddled around the school's front doors.

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Campbell County expects boom in kindergartners

GILLETTE — The Campbell County School District is preparing for what could be a record number of kindergartners next year.

February 13, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…
Classroom iPads boost performance in kindergarten class

Classroom iPads boost performance in kindergarten class

Kindergartner Treven Newman studied the picture and, after a couple of minutes, found all the trapezoids in it, which was a trick. Some were disguised as heads, others as hands and a couple as tiny wall-hangings. 

December 18, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Slow progress on cutting oversize classes

Last week, The Gazette reported Billings Public Schools fall enrollment of 10,983 students in its elementary district, an increase of 189 over last year.

October 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
First or last, starting school is a big transition

First or last, starting school is a big transition

When Evelyn Gardner shows up for her first day of kindergarten this month, she’ll be the last of the Gardner clan to take that monumental step. 

August 04, 2012 12:15 amLoading…

SD2 committee discusses growing student-teacher ratios

The Billings School District 2 board, meeting Monday evening as the planning and development committee, discussed the rising student-to-teacher ratio in SD2 elementary schools.

May 14, 2012 8:12 pmLoading…

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